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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2019, 08:32 AM
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Posted By marktech
Re: Drums Louie Bellson is Playing

I had an opportunity recently to detail a Remo set for a friend in exchange for some gear - it was from their later Master Edge series, and I must say I was impressed by the quality (I had heard the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-07-2019, 05:57 PM
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Views: 352
Posted By marktech
Work-In-Progress: Ludwig 15” Marching Snare in Gold Sparkle

Thanks for everyone’s comments on my Aluminum Badge RK! Your feedback actually encouraged me to set up another kit with that snare drum and play for a while… the RK had maintained its tuning and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Re: Rescued: Aluminum Badge 8 X 14 Radio King

Yes, think I agree. I only have a couple kits and a dozen snares... as well as few guitars, basses, amps, etc. and lately I've not pursued musical activities much, spending more of that time with...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Re: Rescued: Aluminum Badge 8 X 14 Radio King

Found it... thanks for your patience! ...I originally posted this as an 8 X 14 based on a false memory of something.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Re: Rescued: Aluminum Badge 8 X 14 Radio King

I couldn't find any parts records quickly (found the Precision bill). That being said, I do see the differences. Most importantly - I have made yet another noob mistake and mis-represented this drum...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Re: Rescued: Aluminum Badge 8 X 14 Radio King

And... you've both got me thinking - since it's going to be more a a collector piece than a player piece for me at present, if I would decide to spend any more time or money on it, what would be the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Re: Rescued: Aluminum Badge 8 X 14 Radio King

Thank you, Kurt! I'll have to go back over my records to see exactly what I got. At the time, I was just in the habit of going to dfd and ordering things that looked like they would work. I was (and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 09:51 AM
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Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Re: Rescued: Aluminum Badge 8 X 14 Radio King

Thanks, Multijd! I kept the original wires stored safely away - I'll take another look at them. They have the metal straps on the ends, and my thinking was to make the drum more playable without...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-29-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By marktech
Rescued: Aluminum Badge 7 X 14 Radio King

Hello to all – first post! I would like to share a few items that I have casually collected. I’m usually the bassist in a band and drums were never my regular instrument – I would describe my skills...
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